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In honor of WonderCon 2017 being held last month, here are pictures from Day Threeof the annual event taken by Rueben’s Ramblings official photographer, Dominick Dusseault:

Gotham:

Lucifer:

That’s until next year!!

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In honor of WonderCon 2017 being held last month, here are pictures from Day Two of the annual event taken by Rueben’s Ramblings official photographer, Dominick Dusseault:

APB:

Midnight, Texas:

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.:

The Magicians:

Tomorrow: Day Three

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WonderCon 2017 took place one month ago in Anaheim, California.

In honor of that anniversary, let’s take a look back at the three-day event via the fantastic pictures taken by Rueben Rambling’s official photographer, Dominick Dusseault.

Here are pictures from Day One:

Prison Break:

Riverdale:

Teen Titans:

Tomorrow: Day Two

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The following pictures are from the panels for which I was able to attend during this past weekend’s Wonder Con 2017:

APB:

Midnight, Texas:

Prison Break:

Riverdale:

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.:

Fan Favorite Showrunners:

The Magicians:

Until next year!

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I had the opportunity to attend Wonder Con 2017 this past weekend and here are the pictures I took of just some of the great costumes worn by cosplayers and some other sights at the three-day convention:

Cosplayers:

Other Sights:

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The Selection Collage

Last month at WonderCon 2014, New York Times best-selling author Kiera Cass – the woman behind “The Selection” book trilogy – took to the stage to talk to folks about her experience as a writer and her successful book series.

With her editor Erica Sussman from HarperCollins alongside her, Kiera talked about the anticipation of the final book in the trilogy – “The One” – that would be released two weeks after the last day of WonderCon 2014. She joked that she was “super nervous” about book three coming out and shared that “she might hide from Twitter that day” just in case.

The first book in the trilogy “The Selection” came out on April 24, 2012 and focused on a futuristic world that Kiera described as “The Hunger Games meets The Bachelor, but not as bloody”. She shared that the trilogy is a love story at heart; and during the process of writing the books she “was surprised by how forceful the characters were” as they would “tell me what to say”.

The basic premise of the trilogy focuses on 35 girls who are given the chance of a lifetime. They are given the opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth: to live in a palace and compete for the heart the prince of Illea, Maxon Schreave. Among those 35 girls is America Singer, who is not happy to be one of the chosen, as it means she has to turn her back on her secret love with Aspen.

When asked if she is at all like America, Kiera shared that she is actually more like America’s younger sister May, who is “boy crazy and a bit of a fan girl” especially where Prince Maxon is concerned. When asked if she herself could choose between Prince Maxon and Aspen, Kiera could not, but she did share that both characters have features of her own husband Calloway Cass. She also shared that the character of America wasn’t really based on any particular person, she “just showed up in my head”.

Kiera loves fairy tales and love stories and those were the genesis of “The Selection” trilogy; in fact she shared during the panel that she didn’t know about the world of “dystopian stories” when writing her books. And with the final book The Elite now out on bookshelves, she shared that she “wouldn’t count it out” if there were spin-off stories about some of the minor characters in the trilogy. She couldn’t, however, delve too deeply into what she has planned next despite the fact that “she hates keeping secrets”, but there are “things in the works” that she could not yet discuss.

The second book in the trilogy entitled “The Elite” came out on April 23, 2013 and the 35 girls have now been dwindled down to just six girls, all competing for the heart of Prince Maxon with America needing to decide where her heart truly lies. And the final book “The One” has been out since May 6 with the focus being on the winner of the competition for Prince Maxon’s heart being chosen and America having to make a decision, too, between the two men in her life.

Personally, I read the first book in the trilogy, finding it to be an entertaining read and I look forward to reading the rest of the books soon. Readers can also check out the novellas for which Kiera has written in relation to “The Selection” trilogy including “The Prince” and “The Guard”.

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WonderCon 2013

This past weekend I headed to Anaheim once again for WonderCon 2014, joining thousands of other pop culture fans not only in the trek there but also in the madness and the mayhem that is the annual event.

Captain Mal NEW

The first day of the convention started out like any other, driving to Anaheim, getting checked into the hotel and picking up my 3-day press badge. I had a limited amount of time to walk around the exhibition hall before heading off to my first panel of the day, which was for the cast of The CW series Star-Crossed.

The rest of my Friday was spent going to panels entitled “The Writer’s Journey”, “Creating Scripted TV” – where I got to interview composer Tim Jones (Chuck) and writer Keto Shimizu (Arrow) – and a panel about an upcoming web series called Nobility.

Saturday was a very busy day with lots of panels to attend, including Falling Skies, The 100, Once Upon a Time, the new TNT dramas Legends and The Last Ship as well as panels for TV Guide’s Fan Favorite Showrunners and an “Inside the Writer’s Room” panel.

Tardis NEW

During those panels we got to see clips of the season premiere of Falling Skies, the opening scene of Wednesday night’s episode of The 100, the full Sunday night episode of Once Upon a Time, clips of the debut episode of Legends and the debut episode of The Last Ship. Needless to say, it was a lot to take in, but great fun too. The night came to a close with a special screening of the second season premiere of the acclaimed BBC America series Orphan Black!

As for Sunday, the final day of the convention, it was lighter day at least for me. I attended a spotlight panel on author Kiera Cass, the writer of the trilogy books: “The Selection”, “The Elite” and “The One”. That was followed up the “Guide to Summer Movies” panel and capped with a panel about “Creating Awesome Female Characters”.

Before heading home, I took a little extra time to make the rounds in the exhibition hall, taking in the crazy sights that are always on display.

I will be posting articles about several of the smaller panels for which I mentioned above here at Rueben’s Ramblings as soon as possible and please visit The Fairy Tale Site, NiceGirlsTV and TV Equals to read my coverage of the TV show related panels.

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